Defining our Waikiki Walking Tour's MVP (minimal viable product)

Creating an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) for our Waikiki Walking Tour means providing the most basic version of our tour that still delivers value to the participants, allowing us to launch with minimal resources and iterate based on feedback. Here's what our MVP consists of:

1. Route Selection:
Choose a straightforward and easily walkable route that covers a few of the primary attractions or points of interest in Waikiki. This might include popular spots like Waikiki Beach, the Duke Kahanamoku Statue, and a few historical sites.

2. Basic Research:
Gather accurate and interesting information about the chosen sites. Ensure the content is engaging but doesn't need to cover every single detail at this stage.

3. Guide:
A knowledgeable and charismatic guide is essential. This could be the tour creator or someone familiar with Waikiki and its history. Advanced training isn't necessary for an MVP, but basic presentation skills and people skills are vital.

4. Duration:
Aim for a shorter tour, perhaps 1-1.5 hours. This allows participants to get a feel for the tour without a significant time commitment.

5. Promotion:
Use basic, cost-effective promotional methods like social media posts, flyers at local hostels/hotels, and word of mouth.

6. Booking and Payment:
A simple booking system, such as through direct contact (phone or email) or a basic online booking platform. Payment can be handled in person, via cash or mobile payment methods.

7. Feedback Mechanism:
After the tour, ask participants for feedback. This can be done verbally, through a short paper survey, or by encouraging online reviews.

8. Safety:
Even for an MVP, safety is paramount. Ensure participants are informed about any potential risks, and the guide should have a basic first aid kit and knowledge of first aid procedures.

9. Group Size:
Keep the initial tours small to better manage the experience and receive more detailed feedback from each participant.

10. Pricing:
Offer an introductory price or even consider making the first few tours free in exchange for detailed feedback.

By starting with this MVP approach, we can quickly launch our Waikiki Walking Tour with minimal investment, gather real-world feedback, and refine our tour based on actual experiences and preferences of the participants.


Waikiki Walking Tour

The first thing to do in Waikiki